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Bamboo Island (Koh Mai Phai)

An Island near Koh Phi Phi

Bamboo Island, situated near Phi Phi Island, is a picturesque tropical getaway with stunning beaches, clear waters, and lush vegetation covering most of the island. The place is called Bamboo Island but it’s mostly covered by Casuarina trees and not much bamboo, maybe long ago it was a little bit more obvious. However, this serene haven is usually the last stop on most of the day trips to Phi Phi Island before returning to Phuket or Krabi.

Bamboo Island near Koh Phi Phi

Depending on the time of the day, the island offers a tranquil atmosphere in the morning, making it an ideal spot for activities like snorkelling, swimming, and relaxing on the beach. but in the afternoon, many speedboats park right in front of the beach and a little crowd disembark and walk around.

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Popular Ways to Discover Bamboo Island

How to get there?

Travellers have several options for reaching Bamboo Island. Boat tours arranged by local operators offer a convenient and comprehensive way to experience the island’s splendour. These tours encompass activities such as snorkelling and beach relaxation, providing a holistic island adventure.

speedboats to bamboo island phi phi

For those seeking a personalized journey, chartering private boats or yachts offers flexibility in scheduling and activities. Alternatively, scheduled ferries and speedboats may include Bamboo Island on their routes, making it more accessible for budget-conscious visitors. Adventurous souls can even opt for kayaking from Phi Phi Island to reach Bamboo Island, indulging in an active exploration of the coastal waters.


It’s essential to be aware of the potential entrance fees associated with visiting Bamboo Island. Being part of the Phi Phi Islands National Park, an entrance fee is often levied to support the preservation efforts of the park’s natural wonders. These fees can vary based on factors such as nationality and age, and they might grant access to other areas within the national park. It’s recommended to verify the current fee structure and regulations before embarking on the journey. Staying informed about these details ensures a smooth and enjoyable experience on Bamboo Island, allowing travellers to relish its captivating scenery and underwater marvels while contributing to its conservation.

Map of Bamboo Island

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